In the last few months, motor vehicle collisions, driving while impaired, and reports of aggressive driving have risen throughout the City of Lebanon. To further address these concerns, the Lebanon Police Department will begin increasing motor vehicle enforcement patrols beginning on Thursday, November 10, 2022.
These patrols will consist of high visibility saturation patrols using marked and unmarked patrol cars. The patrols will be concentrated along the routes and at times of the day that have been identified where most of these incidents occur in the city. These include the main commuter and shopping routes that run through the city. These high visibility patrols will be targeting motor vehicle violations that increase the risk of a crash including speed, following too close, stop light and sign violations, along with distracted driving habits such as texting and other electronic device use.
To aid with our ongoing effort to address safe motoring within the city, the Lebanon Police Department has received grant funding from the New Hampshire Office of Highway Safety. This grant funding is specifically aimed at reducing aggressive and distracted driving, impaired driving, and pedestrian and bicyclist safety on the roadways.
The Lebanon Police Department is committed to providing safety and security to the citizens and visitors of the city and believe these efforts will work towards creating safer roads for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists living in and enjoying our community.
Authorized by: Chief Phillip J. Roberts Date: 11/8/22